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Rep. Nunes calls Dems infrastructure bill ‘a socialist blowout program’

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) railed against the upcoming vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill as the latest guest on the Sara Carter Show. Originally the voting process was meant to begin Monday, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed it to Thursday when she split it from the reconciliation bill. Nunes says the bill is “what I call the socialist blowout program.”

“So on Thursday of this week, September 30, the government runs out of money,” Nunes said. “We’ve already hit our debt limit. So the debt limit has to be increased by the Congress if we’re going to keep borrowing and spending money.”

“We’ve seen this movie before,” Nunes said, alluding to 2009. “Obama said, ‘Oh my God, the economy’s cratering. It’s all Republicans’ and Bush’s fault. I need $800 billion. People may remember that $800 billion, because it led to the cash for clunkers and all types of corruption. Most importantly, that money was used to buy votes in the Congress that led to the passage of Obamacare.”

Meanwhile, in 2020 Congress already passed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. But Speaker Pelosi says Republicans should feel “a responsibility to the country” to pass it.

“This is a big–beyond a big deal,” Pelosi said in a video Monday. “Let’s hope that the Republicans–find some–enough of them find some level of responibility to their country to honor what’s in the constitution that we not question the the full faith and credit of the United States. They know full well what the consequences are.”

Watch Carter’s full interview with Nunes here.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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No help at our border, but Biden announces $5 billion going to bike paths, wider sidewalks

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In the world of Democrat delusion, they think $5 billion is necessary, at this point in time, to make bike paths and widen side walks. You cannot make this up. They have approved $40 billion in aide to Ukraine in a heartbeat under President Biden, while having rejected former President Trump’s request for a mere $5 billion to secure our border.

The news also comes as fentanyl and the drug overdoses are the number one cause of death in the U.S. There’s also an increase in human smuggling and extortion to pay to cross the border. But no; let’s make some bike paths and widen sidewalks. That is an immediate emergency.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Monday that money will be used over five years under his department’s new “Safe Streets & Roads for All” program. The $5 billion ini federals funds will be used “to slow down cars chia more speed cameras, carve out bike paths and wider sidewalks and urging commuters to public transit” reports Daily Mail.

“The aim will be to provide a direct infusion of federal cash to communities that pledge to promote safety for the multiple users of a roadway, particularly pedestrians and bicyclists.” The announcement also coincides with the six-month anniversary of President Biden’s infrastructure legislation, and the beginning of the 2022 “infrastructure week.”

The desire to fix roads is a noble one, as “road traffic injuries also are the leading cause of death among young people aged 5-29. Young adults aged 15-4 account for more than half of all road deaths” reports Daily Mail, which adds:

Still, much of the federal roadmap relies on cooperation from cities and states, and it could take months if not years to fully implement with discernible results – too late to soothe 2022 midterm voters unsettled by this and other pandemic-related ills, such as rising crime.

The latest U.S. guidance Monday invites cities and localities to sketch out safety plans in their applications for the federal grants, which are to be awarded late this year.

It cites examples of good projects as those that promise to transform a high-crash roadway, such as by adding rumble strips to slow cars or installing speed cameras, which the department says could provide more equitable enforcement than police traffic stops; flashing beacons for pedestrian crosswalks; new ‘safe routes’ via sidewalks or other protected pathways to school or public transit in underserved communities; and other ‘quick build’ roadway changes designed with community input.

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